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  •  The groups are the ones doing the scheming (0+ / 0-)

    It isn't illegal to be political.
    You can be a member of a religious group that does social outreach.You can have political opinions too. You just can't use your program to raise money for political campaigns.
    Get it?

    The IRS has to use its best judgment to discern if further scrutiny is warranted. It just so happens that the KOCH brothers and Freedom Works have changed the rules of the game. Is the IRS supposed to ignore this?

    •  And "best judgment" was lacking there (1+ / 0-)
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      Of course they need to scrutinize applications. That's their job. But if they decided, as they reportedly did, to scrutinize those with conservative sounding names to the exclusion of much scrutiny of others, then the political bias is only part of the problem.  While they are focusing on group names using the word "conservative" or "tea party" they are giving less focus to groups with apparently innocuous names. Names like "Freedom Works" for example, or "Crossroadds" or "American Future". We do know how clever folks can be about naming - Clear Skies or Healthy Froests, etc.

      “Texas is a so-called red state, but you’ve got 10 million Democrats here in Texas. And …, there are a whole lot of people here in Texas who need us, and who need us to fight for them.” President Obama

      by Catte Nappe on Tue May 14, 2013 at 08:13:06 AM PDT

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